Floral Friday ~ Phalaenopsis Orchids

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Floral Friday ~ Phalaenopsis Orchids PHALS The genus name is derived from the Greek phalaino (moth), and opsis (appearance), referring to the moth-like flowers of some species, hence the common name moth orchid.In the 1800s, the wealthy obsessed over orchids filling their conservatories with one-of-a-kind exotic species.  One such collector was George Vanderbilt who requested 800 species to fill the Biltmore Estate’s Conservatory. Today, thanks … Read More